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Lillian Carter Award

2015 Lillian Carter Award Nominations

Nominations for this prestigious award are accepted on a biennial basis, from Peace Corps staff, returned Peace Corps Volunteers and RPCV groups. Nominees must have served in Peace Corps as a senior (age 50+) and shown a demonstrated commitment to the Peace Corps' third goal: to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

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Nomination Form (DOC)

Nominations close Friday March 20, 2015

The Lillian Carter Award is a wonderful celebration of what is best about the Peace Corps—offering up some of America's best to the world, and bringing the world home to other Americans."

President Carter

On an biennial basis, the Peace Corps recognizes an outstanding senior RPCV who demonstrates a commitment to the Peace Corps' third goal. This prestigious award is in memory of Lillian Carter, who served in the Peace Corps as a senior in the 1960s. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served as a senior (age 50 and older) are eligible to be nominated. The award selection committee consists of a Carter family representative, three returned Peace Corps Volunteers, a former Lillian Carter Award recipient, and one Peace Corps employee. The award recipient must be present at the ceremony to receive the award.

The Lillian Carter Award was established in 1986 in honor of former President Carter's mother, who served as a health volunteer in India in 1966 at age 68. This award recognizes exceptional Peace Corps volunteers who served at age 50 or over and have continued to advance Peace Corps' third goal: to promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Lillian Carter Award Winners

Last updated Feb 10 2015

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